Herb Derr – Hand Forged Bullnose Skinner – Fossilized Sea Cow Rib


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: Sea Cow Rib Bone
Blade Steel: Hand Forged Damascus
Guard: Nickel Silver
Blade Length: 4  1/4″
OAL: 9  1/4
Sheath: Leather

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  I have been a Dealer for Herb Derr Custom knives for over a decade, long before I had a website I sold Herb’s knives at Knife Shows and Gun Shows, often to repeat Customers.  Herb’s pieces are sole authorship ~ he forges his own Damascus, grinds his own blades, makes his own Leather Sheaths and still finds time to Teach courses at a Community College on how to make Damascus.  

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  ~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2022 ~

  Here is a Model that you won’t find anywhere else ~ a Hand Forged Derr Bullnose Skinner from Herb’s own High Contrast Sole Authorship Birds Eye Damascus.  This is a great looking knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.  

Herb explained to me that his High Carbon Steel Damascus Blades are Forged to have over 2,500 Layers.  Herb has expertly Hand Forged this bold Bird’s Eye Pattern, and it is repeated throughout the steel so it is similar on both sides. 

   This handle material was Thousands of Years in the making.  This handle material was Thousands of Years in the making.  This Fossilized Stellar Sea Cow Bone handle has rich color and beautiful natural grain. HERE is a link to some information on the extinct Stellar Sea Cow.  The Handle material is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Maple Burl spacer for color. 

This Derr Bullnose Skinner also has Custom Filework on the Spine, this would do double duty as Thumb Ridges if you choke up on the blade.  This Size Handle would best be suited for a Medium to Large Grip.  

This is a truly wonderful Hand Made piece from Herb and it could easily claim it’s place among the best of any Derr or Hand Forged Damascus Knife Collection. 

  The Heavy Leather RH Belt sheath has a Boa Constrictor Skin inlay along with Custom Tooling around the mouth of the Sheath. Nice snug fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife. 

Complete with a Hand Written COA

Don’t miss out on this one!  

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
Blade Steel

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